Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica

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Losing Sight and Vision

The practical course losing vision and sight is about Mark and Marjolein. They want to know if their unborn child has the hereditary eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. By using online software you can compare genes. Via this way it is possible to compare a healthy gene to the gene of the unborn child. The changes in the DNA (mutations) give other amino acids. The result: a mutated protein. With 3D-Software (Yasara) you can insert and visualize the mutations in the protein. In this manner it becomes clear how a mutation on gene level has a physical effect on the functioning of the protein.

Required materials

For the teacher guide and the needed Yasara files, send an email to: nijmegen@dnalabs.nl.

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